Agent Steel wrote:There is a claim that has been falsely and irresponsibly made by a number of news sources that needs to be fact-checked. The claim is that "Trump incited a riot" or that "Trump incited violence" onto the capital.
The Facts: On January 6th Donald Trump and his followers gathered in Washington D.C. to protest Joe Biden's disputed presidential victory. At no point in Trump's hour long speech did he direct or instruct his audience to violently attack the capital. The reality is that Trump called for a march towards the capital, a common occurrence that has taken place throughout American history. The only arguable inference to violence was the use of the words "fight" by Trump, a word often and commonly used to denote a metaphorical fight - a fight of protest. Trump did not plan, instruct, or condone any act of violence or criminal behavior. Within just an hour of violence breaking out, Trump immediately denounced it and called for the violence to cease.
My verdict for the claim that Trump "incited a riot" thus in my opinion has a rating of Mostly False.
The part I highlighted is just a bold faced assertion for which there is little evidence.
Yes, his speech seems to lack any obviously inciting phrases.
However, that doesn't prove that he didn't "plan, instruct, or condone any act of violence or criminal behavior." There is an investigation going on. I bet you that the NSA or FBI will provide proof that Trump did help plan it, or instruct others to plan it.
The House seems to disagree with you. It voted to impeach him and10 Repubs voted with all the Dems for that .
In any case your assertion is not proof of anything, except that that is your opinion.
I'm amazed that your sort of people can't seem to grasp the need for proof. You think the election was stolen, but there were 60 court cases most of which allowed evidence to be provided, and no acceptable evidence was presented in even one case. Many of the Judges were appointed by Trump, were they all bought off?
Now, people like me think that Trump instigated the mob that attacked the Capitol with the intent to see that Trump became President for life. Now, your sort are asking for EVIDENCE of that. IMHO, you guys have a lot of nerve. Your sort assaulted the Capitol and 5 people have died because you think the election was stolen and yet you could find NO EVIDENCE, none.
And now, you demand us to show you our evidence after just a week, or failing that to shut the **** up.
You had 2 months to find any evidence that could convince a court, you found none.
We have had a week so far, and we have found some leads to follow. There are about 100 people under arrest. One of them may flip.
Don't worry. We will not act until we do find evidence. The vote to impeach him has little material effect. He will likely be out of office before his trial even starts. If there is no better evidence, then the House can apologize and take it back. No harm, no foul.
Can your side bring back the dead?